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August 9 – “A thing done right means less trouble tomorrow.”

High Bridge Trail State Park will hold an evening walk through the village of Prospect on Friday, August 10, starting at 6 p.m. Bob Flippen, the Park's education specialist, and Waverly Garner, AmeriCorps volunteer, will team up with members of the Prospect Historical Society to point out the numerous attractions, past and present, located in this historic village. Some of these include Prospect Meeting House, the South Side Rail Road depot, blacksmith shop, Taylor's Store, Allen's Hotel, Masonic Lodge, the N. & W. water tower and office for Lawyer Lewis, the old post office and relocated office of Dr. Alsop.

There will also be displays of old pictures and artifacts relating to Prospect and the public is invited to view the architectural renderings and plans for the restoration of the old train depot.

The walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Prospect Methodist Church, the old meeting house and village namesake on Rt. 626 about one mile from the village P.O. After a

presentation there, participants will drive back to Prospect to continue the walk in the village. The Trail access point for Prospect is located just beyond the old railroad depot.

The descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stockton hosted the Stockton Family reunion August 4 at the Darlington Heights Fire House. There were around 20 present enjoying the good food and fellowship; before the day was over the annual games of Rook were played.

On July 30, Douglas, Betty Jean and Stacy Bolt, along with Chace Davis, joined Christopher Irving, of Brooklyn, NY, for dinner at Merk's. Chris is a comic book historian and he is the son of the late Elliott Irving of Farmville. He was home visiting with family. Great food and conversation was enjoyed by all.

On Friday Mrs. Emma Sharpe and son Jeffrey visited with her mother, Mrs. Pat Smith. Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith took Jeffrey and his cousins, Brianna, Charles and Christina Smith out to eat at Cook Out. Mr. Smith then took the four grand children to Southside Speedway. Jeffrey and Charles spent Friday night at their grandparents and on Saturday they helped their grandmother with gardening chores. On Sunday evening, Mrs. Dianna Smith visited her in-laws and went home with a variety of perennial plants the hardworking boys had dug up and sorted out.

After church on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith had lunch at The Jade Isle in Lynchburg.

On Monday, Mrs. Jean Noone and Mrs. Pat Smith met for lunch at Charley's.

Laura Stapleton of Richmond visited in the home of Mrs. Flora Bolt, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Bolt and Joshua the 26, 27, and 28 of July. Joshua returned to Richmond with Ms. Stapleton to spend a few days with his grandparents the Eikmeier. His mother, Jeni went to pick him up returning home July 31.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fulcher attended a benefit at Toga on Saturday.

Mrs. Flora Bolt met Mrs. Alice Bartlett and Mrs. Frances Southall August 3 for lunch at Merk's Place. Following lunch Flora visited Mrs. Edna Woodson at Trinity Missions.

On August 3 and 5, Mrs. Flora Bolt visited Frances Bolt, Margaret Banko and Elizabeth Manis at the Watkins Center at the Woodlands.

Friends and neighbors are wishing a speedy recovery for all those who are sick at this time Appomattox P.E. Presbyterian Church at Tuggle invites everyone to Sunday School at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. Chuck Klotzberger will be in the pulpit this Sunday.

The membership of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church at Prospect invites you to come and worship with them every Sunday; Sunday School is at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Hall will be with them this Sunday.

Calvary Chapel-Farmville invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. They invite you to join them each week on Wednesday evening for Bible Study for all age groups at 7 p.m. Calvary Chapel-Farmville is located at 45 Simpson Road in Prospect, two miles west of Dowdy's Corner just off of US 460.

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